The Day 7 assignment is create and upload a simple header, or test out a few different backgrounds.
Unfortunately, the Greyzed theme doesn’t allow headers or backgrounds.
So, I’ll take a look back at some of the headers I’ve used over the years. LiveJournal didn’t allow for any that I can recall at the time I was there. (If they did, it cost money.) VOX called them “banners”.
There was a group at VOX totally devoted to “banners”, as they were called. Various artists contributed pictures already cropped to VOX’s standard of 940 X 200 pixels. They were free for anyone to use, but I often edited them a bit to make them my own. When I came over to WordPress, I reused some of them and rescaled them for whatever WP theme I was using. (EDIT Jan 21, 2014: Please note that the first three headers, i.e., the ones that don’t have captions, are derivative work. The others are taken from photos I have done.)
Now, I don’t recall LiveJournal offering backgrounds for free, either. They weren’t available on VOX, for certain. As a general rule, while VOX was designed to be user-friendly and easy to use, it was actually REALLY HARD to customize it (I’m saying this now so hopefully I remember not to repeat it too many times on future Zero to Hero challenge days).
This was the last background I used here at WordPress:
and since it wasn’t very visible, I tried to spread it out into a tile pattern. I see now that it was visually distracting after switching to the Greyzed theme from Superhero, and some of you dear readers confirmed that.
Have you tried different headers and backgrounds on your blog? Are there any favorites you had? Would you like jak to stop asking silly questions because you’re happy with the header and background you have?